# LGBTQ+ Activist
19 Mar 2017
During her speech after receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award, Katy Perry said
No longer can I sit in silence. I have to stand for what I know is true and that is equality and justice for all. Period. That’s why the HRC is so important and I am so grateful for them being on the frontlines every day, from civil union legislation, to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, to getting rid of DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] at the Supreme Court, which paved the way for marriage equality across the country, and continuing to fight for trans equality.
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